Bookies have suspended betting on Rangers to be relegated after a huge spike in activity amid rumours that the Scottish giants are facing financial trouble again.
The Scottish Sun spoke to odds aggregator Oddschecker who confirmed the suspicious activity with Murty’s side a full 23 points off the bottom.
They claim odds were slashed from 5,000/1 to 500/1 before bookies suspended betting.
Oddschecker spokesman George Elek was quoted as saying: “Five years to the day since Rangers entered administration, there has been some strange goings on in the betting world.
“We’ve seen an abnormally massive amount of bets on Rangers to be relegated today, with punters piling in on the massive price of 5000/1.
“So much so, that bookmakers will no longer take bets on Murty’s team finishing bottom of the league – despite being a whopping 23 points off of it.
“To call it a strange would be an understatement, and Oddschecker sources have confirmed the unusual activity in the betting for Rangers to be relegated, similar to the circumstances the club faced first time around with their financial struggles.”
Football Insider verdict: 
This will be extremely worrying for Rangers fans. Murty’s side won’t be relegated on the football pitch this season, and this story could be all smoke and mirrors. However, the club is still in a bit of a mess and it’s no secret that they aren’t in the best shape financially. Bookies will suspend a market when they feel there is suspicious activity, and with odds of 5,000/1 it wouldn’t take many punts to make them stop and check. It could all have started on social media with fans keen to take advantage of rumours with a bet at a huge price. However, all Scottish football fans should be hoping there’s nothing in it. Celtic fans might pretend otherwise, but a Scottish Premiership without Rangers will be a disaster for football north of the border. 
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